Category Archives: Repeat offenders

Authors and publishers who just wouldn’t quit

At it again!

Enid Blyton, I mean. Hello, Mr. Twiddle! By Enid Blyton. Dean & Son, London, (this edn, 1968). Was Mr Twiddle a friend of Mr Pinkwhistle? I’m a little afraid to read it — I might find out.

At it again!

Enid Blyton, I mean. Hello, Mr. Twiddle! By Enid Blyton. Dean & Son, London, (this edn, 1968). Was Mr Twiddle a friend of Mr Pinkwhistle? I’m a little afraid to read it — I might find out.

He’s back

Yes, it’s Coppernob in his first adventure, but second appearance here! Coppernob Buckland, by Lawrence R Bourne, Humphrey Milford/OUP (n.d., but 1920s or early 30s I’d say) Find the sequel here. This copy still had a loose publisher’s blurb inside

He’s back

Yes, it’s Coppernob in his first adventure, but second appearance here! Coppernob Buckland, by Lawrence R Bourne, Humphrey Milford/OUP (n.d., but 1920s or early 30s I’d say) Find the sequel here. This copy still had a loose publisher’s blurb inside

An awfully pink adventure

The Adventures of Mr Pinkwhistle. Enid Blyton, Newnes, London, 1950. (Illustrated by Dorothy Wheeler) Read all about this Secret Little Man and what he gets up to on a Marvellous Afternoon with Jimmy, the Girl with the Broken Doll, the

An awfully pink adventure

The Adventures of Mr Pinkwhistle. Enid Blyton, Newnes, London, 1950. (Illustrated by Dorothy Wheeler) Read all about this Secret Little Man and what he gets up to on a Marvellous Afternoon with Jimmy, the Girl with the Broken Doll, the

We’ve always suspected it

Biggles Takes it Rough. By Capt. WE Johns, Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1963. It’s not like we couldn’t have guessed, really. All that camaraderie and dashing about in a manful way. Dead give-away. Oh all right: I apologise to Biggles fans

We’ve always suspected it

Biggles Takes it Rough. By Capt. WE Johns, Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1963. It’s not like we couldn’t have guessed, really. All that camaraderie and dashing about in a manful way. Dead give-away. Oh all right: I apologise to Biggles fans

Tell us all about it, Ted

Ted of the Mounties. By Eileen Hemming, London, Lutterworth, (1955, this copy 1966). I’m sure it’s an intriguing story.

Tell us all about it, Ted

Ted of the Mounties. By Eileen Hemming, London, Lutterworth, (1955, this copy 1966). I’m sure it’s an intriguing story.

A load of bullocks

The Steering of Stephen. By A Lang Ordon London: Lutterworth, 1954. I’m reliably informed by the foul-minded person who bought me this book* that animal behaviour enthusiasts, readers of Temple Grandin’s books, and cattle fans will be rolling about over

A load of bullocks

The Steering of Stephen. By A Lang Ordon London: Lutterworth, 1954. I’m reliably informed by the foul-minded person who bought me this book* that animal behaviour enthusiasts, readers of Temple Grandin’s books, and cattle fans will be rolling about over

Nothing in shorts gets past them

The Boy Patrol on Guard. By E.S. Ellis, London: Cassell & company, n.d. (as usual). Nice to see that the two chaps in the foreground have been rubbing their sticks together by the campfire. Now I come to look, this

Nothing in shorts gets past them

The Boy Patrol on Guard. By E.S. Ellis, London: Cassell & company, n.d. (as usual). Nice to see that the two chaps in the foreground have been rubbing their sticks together by the campfire. Now I come to look, this